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Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 1A DRAM
Upgrade Installation Note
Part Number: MEM-S1-128MB=
The MEM-S1-128MB= memory upgrade kit consists of 2 64-MB dynamic random-access memory
(DRAM) dual inline memory modules (DIMMs). The memory upgrade kit upgrades the total supervisor
engine memory from 64 MB (2 32-MB DIMMs) to 128 MB (2 64-MB DIMMs).
This publication describes how to remove and install the DRAM DIMMs on the following Catalyst 6500
series supervisor engines:
WS-X6K-S1A-MSFC2
WS-X6K-SUP1A-PFC
WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE
The WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE shipped since June 2004 has 128 MB installed as default. Enter the
Note
show version mod command to display the total DRAM installed on the supervisor engine.
WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC—See the following Note statements for information about the
MEM-S1-128MB-UPG= upgrade kit for the WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC.
With the exception of WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC, all other Supervisor Engine 1A modules can upgrade to
Note
128-MB DRAM using the MEM-S1-128MB= upgrade kit. To upgrade to 128-MB DRAM on the
WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC, use the MEM-S1-128MB-UPG= upgrade kit which also includes an MSFC2
upgrade.
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  • Page 1

    With the exception of WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC, all other Supervisor Engine 1A modules can upgrade to Note 128-MB DRAM using the MEM-S1-128MB= upgrade kit. To upgrade to 128-MB DRAM on the WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC, use the MEM-S1-128MB-UPG= upgrade kit which also includes an MSFC2 upgrade.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    MSFC. The MSFC is not field replaceable. Re-installing the MSFC could damage your supervisor engine. To upgrade the DRAM, you must also upgrade the MSFC to an MSFC2. Both upgrades are available in the MEM-S1-128MB-UPG= upgrade kit. For information on removing the MSFC, refer to the Catalyst 6500 Series Multilayer Switch Feature Card 2 Installation Note at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat6000/cfgnotes/78_10605.htm...

  • Page 3: Safety Overview

    Safety Overview Table 1 Memory Recommendations and Requirements (continued) Catalyst Software Release Memory Requirement Recommendation/ With software releases 7.5(1) and later, 64-MB DRAM may not provide adequate free memory for all configurations. With large, existing configurations using many features, or when enabling new features available in release 7.5 and later, 64-MB DRAM might not be enough memory.

  • Page 4: Required Tools

    MSFC. The MSFC is not field replaceable. Re-installing the MSFC could damage your supervisor engine. To upgrade the DRAM, you must also upgrade the MSFC to an MSFC2. Both upgrades are available in the MEM-S1-128MB-UPG= upgrade kit. For information on removing the MSFC, refer to the Catalyst 6500 Series Multilayer Switch Feature Card 2 Installation Note at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat6000/cfgnotes/78_10605.htm...

  • Page 5

    To remove the MSFC2 from the supervisor engine, follow these steps: Step 1 Upload the current configuration to a server. On any modules running Cisco IOS software, save the running configuration. Remove the supervisor engine from the Catalyst 6500 series switch. (Refer to the Catalyst 6500 Series Step 2 Module Installation Guide for removal instructions.)

  • Page 6

    Caution Use care not to damage the connectors on the supervisor engine. If you damage a connector, you will have to return the supervisor engine to Cisco for repair. Place the MSFC2 on an antistatic mat or antistatic foam pad.

  • Page 7: Upgrading The Dram Dimm

    Upgrading the DRAM DIMM Upgrading the DRAM DIMM During this procedure, wear grounding wrist straps to avoid ESD damage to the card. Do not directly Warning touch the backplane with your hand or any metal tool, or you could shock yourself. This section describes how to remove the existing DIMMs and replace them with the upgrade DIMMs.

  • Page 8

    DIMM first. When inserting the DIMM, use firm but not excessive pressure. If you damage a socket, you will have Caution to return the supervisor engine to Cisco for repair. Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 1A DRAM Upgrade Installation Note 78-14357-02...

  • Page 9: Installing The Msfc2

    Installing the MSFC2 Press the DIMM down until it is secured by the spring clips. (See Figure Step 6 Figure 6 Installing the DIMM Step 7 When the DIMM is installed, check the two alignment holes and ensure that the spring retainer is visible. If it is not, the DIMM is not seated properly.

  • Page 10

    Installing the MSFC2 Figure 7 Male Standoff Location on the Supervisor Engine WS-X5530 SWITCH LOAD 100% SUPERVISOR ENGINE I I I CONSOLE Male standoff Ensure that the connectors on the MSFC2 (see Figure 8) are aligned with the connectors on the Step 2 supervisor engine.

  • Page 11

    Caution Use care not to damage the connectors on the supervisor engine. If you damage a connector, you will have to return the supervisor engine to Cisco for repair. Figure 9 MSFC2 Shipped Before November 2001—Seating on the Supervisor Engine 1A...

  • Page 12

    Installing the MSFC2 Caution Ensure that the MSFC2 is securely seated before you install and tighten the securing screws. Using the screws to seat the MSFC2 could warp the card. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to install the screws and cap nut (if applicable) that secure the MSFC2 Step 5 to the supervisor engine.

  • Page 13

    Installing the MSFC2 Figure 12 MSFC2 Shipped After November 2001—Installing the Securing Screws WS-X5530 SWITCH LOAD 100% SUPERVISOR ENGINE I I I CONSOLE Step 6 Install the supervisor engine in the Catalyst 6500 series switch. (Refer to the Catalyst 6500 Series Module Installation Guide for installation instructions.) Note Verify that the supervisor engine STATUS LED is lit.

  • Page 14: Related Documentation

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  • Page 15: Documentation Feedback

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  • Page 16: Obtaining Additional Publications And Information

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